If you haven’t yet visited Caol Ruadh (pronounced Col Ru) Sculpture Park in Kyles of Bute, make sure you add it to your to do list immediately. It is simply the most atmospheric and beguiling place, and well worth the journey. It is tucked away, but that is actually what is so irresistible and magical about it. It opens on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th May 2015, 2-5pm, in conjunction with Colintraive Scottish Open Gardens Weekend, and is then open to the public from Thursday 28th May until 30th September. And if you have already been, go back, it’s different every time.
Caol Ruadh is owned by Karen Scotland and run with great passion and enthusiasm by Karen and her business partner Anne Edmonds. Each summer season they invite a group of artists to show their work in one of the many indoor and outdoor locations throughout the gardens, and as landscape architects the space they have created is a perfect backdrop. Previous exhibitors include Hans Clausen, Duncan Robertson, Andrea Geile, Kevin Dagg, Emma Herman-Smith and Illona Morrice.
Drifts explores the importance of memory and its role in defining who we are. Delicate and fragile fragments of translucent white porcelain are used to express the complexity of our personal connections, and seek to balance what is present with the random absences that are created by time. Drifts presents pieces that are intended to encourage contemplation and offer the viewer a moment of calm reflection. Each of the 3 pieces which comprise the installation in the Apple House use light in different ways to accentuate shadows, emphasise connections and allow the viewer to draw their own interpretation from the abstract shapes.
Caol Ruadh is open 28th May to 30th Sept 2015, Thurs to Sun & Bank Holidays 11am – 6pm
Please note that it is closed on Monday and Tuesday, Wednesday by appointment only
Admission : Adults £5, children under 16 free
Dogs welcome on a lead.
For full details on how to find the Sculpture Park check out the website www.scottishsculpturepark.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org